ORPALIS Imaging Technologies released an updated version of their free scanning tool Virtual Barcode Reader, along with a brand new website dedicated to the productivity tool.

Muret, France, July 9th

Virtual Barcode Reader

Virtual Barcode Reader is a free application to scan barcodes directly on a computer screen, on documents and online. It is a simple and intuitive tool with a minimalist approach: only the essential features are present, and there is no interface.

First released in 2015, the ORPALIS Team has recently updated and enhanced the solution thanks to users’ feedback. Version 1.2.0. now includes an improved version of the engine and a dedicated website.

New and Updated Features

  • Application is fully integrated into the Windows system tray (No GUI).
  • The cursor has a rectangular detection shape.
  • Hovering over a barcode will instantly read it.
  • Barcode type selection is possible before reading.
  • The size of the detection area can be adjusted.
  • Barcode result is shown in the Windows notification bar.
  • Output the result to clipboard or an active window.

The full list of features is available on the Virtual Barcode Reader website.


The ORPALIS Labs is a creative space dedicated to freeware, experimental projects, and products in beta phase.

The previous version of Virtual Barcode Reader belonged to the ORPALIS Labs projects. With the release of version 1.2.0. and the launch of a dedicated website, the barcode scanning application takes on a new dimension while remaining free for all.

Virtual Barcode Reader is powered by GdPicture.NET.

GdPicture.NET is a Document Imaging SDK for any software development. It includes more than 3,000 features and functionalities to build robust and performant applications. First released in 2003, GdPicture.NET is a worldwide bestseller.


ORPALIS is specialized in automating large-scale document-based processes, providing document imaging and document-management toolkits as well as software tools for the general public. ORPALIS is the creator, developer, and owner of the comprehensive document imaging toolkit series released under the brand “GdPicture”, now a worldwide known and respected leader in the imaging technologies industry. More than 13,000 developers based in over 70 countries have included GdPicture components in their applications. In 2011 ORPALIS releases PaperScan, marking the beginning of a new line of products meant for end-users. PDF Reducer is launched in 2013. In 2015 a most powerful universal HTML5 viewer and document management kit called DocuVieware is made available to the public. The same year, a software tool for converting scanned documents to the searchable PDF/OCR format, the ORPALIS PDF OCR, is launched. In 2016 DocuVieware Lite Free HTML5 Document Viewer is released. PassportPDF, released in 2018, is a modern cloud infrastructure offering freemium microservices via the AvePDF web application which addresses document management challenges of professional and general public users.

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